I also hold back from mentioning Fibro because a lot of people jump in with, "Oh, yeah, I am tired, too." And this will be someone who does not have chronic fatigue--one of the hallmarks of Fibromyalgia--and the only reason they're tired is because they have a damn hangover or stayed up watching TV until 2am. These people probably don't mean to be insensitive by glossing over my massive fatigue issues, but they still irritate me.
So I don't mention Fibro very often. Anyway, I don't want to be viewed as someone with medical issues. I prefer to be treated as a healthy adult who is stubborn enough to kick a disease in the teeth if it gets in my way.
|Fibro is like the Walking Dead. But with lying down instead of walking.|
This is it in a nutshell: two of the biggest components of Fibromyalgia are fatigue and pain. That's on a good day. On a bad day, it's bone-crushing fatigue and flu-like body aches.
|There will be a sunrise tomorrow! But you will sleep thru it.|
I'm barely scratching the surface here, but you can read more on Wikipedia. I currently have or had up to 29 of these conditions and my research and trial treatments are an ongoing juggling act. But I have found ways to feel better regarding the Fibro symptoms that I want to share in a series of short blog posts. Because I'm too tired to write long blog posts.
|Corn sensitivities are NOT fun, just in case you wondered.|
Or, another way to word this is: Good news! I found out corn triggers my Fibro symptoms! That means all I have to do is avoid corn products and I will feel better, even if I change nothing else! You see what I did there? That's called teeth-kicking. I am not writing a horrible, whiny, downer of an article that makes both me and you feel hopeless about Fibro. That's because I do not feel hopeless. And it is my wish for the world that no one with Fibro will feel hopeless. I can't make you see it my way. I'm just saying that there are ways to fight back. I'm doing it.
Here's another Fibro issue: magnesium. Apparently, many of us have magnesium deficiencies and taking a larger dose helps. It helps me enormously. It decreases my pain and my insomnia especially.
But please keep in mind that your conditions may not match my conditions and you'll want to do your own research and talk to your own doctors before changing your routine. Regarding magnesium, a lot of people with Fibromyalgia have IBS-D and taking magnesium can make it worse. Also you may not have corn sensitivities, so just because I am depriving myself of the sweet buttery goodness of big, brimmin' bowlfuls of grits doesn't mean you have to. So, please, don't just blindly follow what some stranger on the internet does. Be proactive and find out what works for your set of conditions. Fight back every chance you get. For now, if you want to slink back under the bed covers, I will understand. Talk to ya later.
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